Upon his arrival at the end of the year, current executive chairman Clive Condie will revert to his previous role as chairman of the board.
Barton is currently chief executive of a leading property asset management company based in central London, and will take on the role of CEO at a key time in London Luton’s development, and previously worked for eight years at Stansted Airport including as MD.
The gateway is embarking on an ambitious £100 million transformation plan to increase annual passenger numbers from 10 million to 18 million by 2026, and the transformation of London Luton will see significant investment in both remodelling the existing terminal building and improving transport access.
The development will not only see capacity increased, but also simplify the passenger journey both to and through the airport, while proposals will deliver further improvements to the train service, improving wayfinding around the terminal, shortening waiting times and opening up potential new destinations for carriers.
Commenting on his appointment, Nick Barton, explains: “The aviation sector has long known about the huge potential at London Luton, with a convenient location, strong demand from passengers and great transport links to London and beyond.
“The investment and development plans already in place will enable us to deliver on this potential. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead the team as we create the convenient, friendly modern airport that passengers want at London Luton.”
Clive Condie, comments that in Barton the airport has found the "ideal individual to deliver" the future vision that staff have for London Luton.